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Procurement Manager, R&D
Ref No.: 17-13284
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Start Date / End Date: 10/30/2017 to 05/04/2018
Title: Procurement Manager, R&D
Duration: 6 months
Location: Waltham, MA

Job Description:

The candidate will be reporting to the Sr. Manager of R&D/Medical Procurement, and be responsible for supporting the acquisition of services to include, but not limited to:
  • Research/Discovery Goods & Services
  • Non-Clinical Development Goods & Services
  • Clinical Goods & Services
  • Medical Goods & Services
  • Regulatory Goods & Services
The candidate must be capable of building stable working relationships with peers in Procurement, internal stakeholders, and external business professionals.
Additionally, the candidate must be willing and able to learn the business requirements of the various business units within RDM.

Contract Management: Responsible for leading the review and execution of contracts by liaising between the RDM project teams, service suppliers, and companyLegal; Responsible for translating user requirements into accurate, contract compliant business terms.

Strategic Sourcing: Novice to limited experience with the various sourcing tools and analytical methods commonly practiced and used within a world-class Global Procurement organization including, but not limited to developing RFIs/RFPs and to supporting the evaluation, selection, and vendor performance of key service suppliers.

Skills and Knowledge: Proven analytical skills involving data analysis and research methods to answer/solve routine to medium complex requests. Capable of building stable working relationships with peers in Strategic Sourcing and Procurement and key stakeholders throughout the company. Responsible for actively contributing to and implementing decisions agreed to as part of the overall operational success of the Strategic Sourcing and Procurement team. Develop metrics, collect and analyze data for the Purchasing scorecard and other metrics such as: savings, supplier delivery performance, complaints, "non-documented” spend, etc.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Independently manage the review and execution of project/study specific Work Orders, Change Orders, Confidentiality Agreements (CDAs), Master Service Agreements (MSAs), Consulting Agreements (CAs) and other project-specific agreements
  • Liaise with Legal globally to ensure compliance with current legislation/guidance
  • Effectively performing supplier negotiations and monitoring all related cost savings
  • Establishing strong business relationships with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Understanding of supplier contracts and ability to negotiate terms and conditions
  • Microsoft Office Expert – you're always being asked, "How did you do that?” when you're working in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • Detail-oriented and organized – you have an eye for detail and remember to cross your "T's” and dot your "I's.”
  • Flexible and quick on your feet – you are comfortable speaking with people and answering questions you may not be prepared for.
  • 5+ years' experience & analytical background (Procurement/Strategic Sourcing, Finance, Accounting, etc.)
  • Strong Excel, math, and cost modeling skills (Finance, Accounting, Procurement/Supply Chain) strongly preferred
  • Ability to comb through large amounts of data, analyze, draw conclusions, and present a coherent viewpoint
  1. Excel: strong expertise in analyzing data using PivotTables, vlookups, etc...
  2. PowerPoint: strong expertise using PowerPoint to build slide decks to support business cases
  • Project management abilities
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, creative problem solver & want to get their "hands dirty”
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills are required
  • Positive attitude, flexibility and ability to work within tight time constraints
  • Willingness and ability to learn the pharmaceutical industry and CLIENT's RDM (Research & Development, Medical) functions.
Shiva Prasad | Senior Recruiter
Sunrise Systems Inc.
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